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Each Saturday, the Internet Radio Superstars (Colin, Sean, Holly and Michaela) assemble for some movie watchin' and analysis, with the accent on geek cinema, horror, sci-fi, and action films - chosen round-robin style by the Saturday Night Freak Show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Each Saturday, the Internet Radio Superstars (Colin, Sean, Holly and Michaela) assemble for some movie watchin' and analysis, with the accent on geek cinema, horror, sci-fi, and action films - chosen round-robin style by the Saturday Night Freak Show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Rockford, IL

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Each Saturday, the Internet Radio Superstars (Colin, Sean, Holly and Michaela) assemble for some movie watchin' and analysis, with the accent on geek cinema, horror, sci-fi, and action films - chosen round-robin style by the Saturday Night Freak Show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Steel Dawn (1987)

7/11/2020
Holly puts her killin' days behind her but finds its all she's really good at in the wasteland of Steel Dawn (1987), a forgotten Patrick Swazye vehicle that's a cross between Mad Max and Shane. A retired swordslinger befriends a frontier woman and her son and finds himself pushed back into a life of murderin' when an evil baddie sets his sights on their land. Listen as we discover one of the most hilarious hairdos in cinema history among the walrusmen of the post-apocalyptic futureworld on...

Duration:01:14:32

Thirteen Ghosts (2001)

7/4/2020
Sean learns that people who live in ornate glass houses shouldn't throw stones at the Thirteen Ghosts (2001) housed within! Twelve of the creatures are trapped inside with Tony Shaloub and family, who must figure out how to stop an infernal machine, which is the clockwork house itself, from opening the dreaded Eye of Hell. Listen as we discuss the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright(!), bisected lawyers, AVID farts, and the surprise participation of James Gunn on this week's exciting...

Duration:01:27:34

City of the Living Dead (1980)

6/27/2020
Colin upchucks in his Upchuck Cup™ while watching the splatter classic City of the Living Dead (1980) from Italy's Godfather of Gore, Lucio Fulci. A priest hangs himself in a graveyard, thus opening the Gates of Hell, and only a clarivoyant medium, a dogged journalist, and a small town psychiatrist have any chance of stopping it. Listen as we describe vomit disemboweling, brain scooping, maggot storms, and cranial drilling in lovingly disgusting detail on this week's exciting episode! See...

Duration:01:23:43

After Earth (2013)

6/20/2020
Michaela implodes along with Will Smith and M. Night Shyamalan with the sci-fi box office dud After Earth (2013). A gruff military dad and his son (Jaden Smith) are marooned on a hostile planet and have only each other to rely on as an extraterrestrial menace - which hunts by sensing their fear - stalks them. Listen as we plot the trajectory of Shyamalan's fall from grace, expose the subtext of Scientology, and bathe in the sin of cinematic nepotism, and more on this week's exciting...

Duration:01:16:35

Congo (1995)

6/13/2020
Holly goes on an adventure safari with an amorous, talking gorilla in Congo (1995). Based on the Michael Crichton novel, the movie finds 3 separate groups of people with 3 separate motives venturing into the jungles of Zaire and running afoul of rhinos, snakes, heat seeking missiles, and, ultimately, killer gorillas. Listen as we tackle implied bestiality, the criminal under-utilization of Bruce Campbell, and frickin' lasers, all on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:01:19:31

Bug (1975)

6/6/2020
Sean learns the hard way that when man tampers with nature, he makes monsters in Bug (1975), the final film from legendary producer William Castle. A California earthquake releases prehistoric, firestarter cockroaches, and that's not bad enough - a mad scientist experiments with them to create an apocalyptic species of devil bug! Listen as we talk about burning down the Brady Bunch house, cat murder, jellied chicken and more on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy...

Duration:01:15:27

Invasion USA (1985)

5/30/2020
Colin finds the third time's the charm in bringing the Freak Show over to team Chuck with Invasion USA (1985). Chuck Norris is a one-man-army, a mythical being that rises from the Florida Everglades to open up a can of whoop ass on foreign terrorists who've invaded his territory: America. Listen as we reveal the secret origin of Chuck Norris Facts, get into the history of the man himself, and hit you with so many right's you'll be begging for a left on this week's exciting episode! See...

Duration:01:17:47

Jonah Hex (2010)

5/23/2020
Michaela was cool with the big-screen version of DC Comics classic anti-hero Jonah Hex (2010) until he started talking to dead people and rode off into steampunk territory! Hex is a bounty hunter seeking revenge on the evil Confederate colonel who burned down his life, and Megan Fox is the feisty prostitute that he must save before the end of the movie. Listen as we talk supernatural steampunk Westerns, rock out to Mastodon, and mention Wild Wild West more than once on this week's exciting...

Duration:01:18:16

Virus (1999)

5/16/2020
Holly finds out flesh is weak but metal is forever when she becomes a robot cyborg after watching Virus (1999), a haunted ship/Alien clone, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Sutherland as sailors who make the unwise move of investigating a derelict Russian science vessel with a killer alien robot on board! Listen to tales of yelling 'yar!' at cats, ommetaphobia, find out which mainframe is THE mainframe and more on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...

Duration:01:18:26

Spookies (Rewatch, 1986)

5/9/2020
Sean couldn't get enough of Spookies (1986) the first time we covered it on our show, so he warps time and space so we can do it again (a Freak Show first)! It's true we watched Spookies before...on December 19th, 2015, to be exact...but Holly and Michaela weren't on the show then and missed out on this cinematic landmark. Listen as we talk farting muckmen, spider women, a menagerie of monsters and the terrible twisted history of Spookies on this week's exciting episode. See...

Duration:01:08:22

The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

5/2/2020
Colin geeks out over Hammer Films' single wolfman movie The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), which finds future superstar and tabloid hellraiser Oliver Reed making baptismal fonts boil and howlin' at the moon as a young lad cursed with lycanthropy from birth. Listen as we do a super nerd deep dive on Britain's Hammer Films, fire stunts gone awry, monster makeup and more, all on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:13:11

Serenity (2019)

4/25/2020
Michaela beings to question everything about the world she's living in after watching Serenity (2019). You might wonder how this alleged "sexy noir" thriller qualifies as a Freak Show candidate but we can only tell you it does, a bizarre trainwreck of a movie with an A-list cast that runs right off the rails of both sanity and good taste before it's over. Listen as we ponder the metaphysical sciences, and concepts of free will, in our attempt to sort it all out on this week's exciting...

Duration:01:11:04

Bad Taste (1987)

4/18/2020
Holly discovers aliens have turned a small seaside town into a fast food human buffet in Peter Jackson's Bad Taste (1987), a virtuoso splatstick comedy from the director/writer/cinematographer/editor/makeup effects/star. Listen as we get recall experiences with DIY filmmaking, nearly barf thinking about aliens drinking barf, and get closer to mastering the technical hurdles of social distancing, all on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:15:44

The Relic (1997)

4/11/2020
Sean ventures into the rainforest and comes back as a big, scaly monster in The Relic (1997). Said creature gets shipped back to Chicago's Field Museum where it decapitates 25 people and is hunted down by the bulk of the metropolitan police force while scientists try to decode its genome, ad nauseum. Listen as we question the wisdom of shooting an entire movie without lighting, wonder about the nutritional value of the hypothalamus, and find out about the St. Lawrence Seaway, all on this...

Duration:01:21:49

Tourist Trap (1979)

4/4/2020
Colin forgets one of life's most valuable lessons: never stop at a backwoods Tourist Trap (1979)! Friendly proprietor Chuck Connors shows off a wax effigy of his wife to young travelers in his off-road "museum" while his telekinetic brother runs around in a creepy mask, encasing beautiful women in plaster. On this episode you'll hear about mannequin orgies, hearts bursting in fright, random nose-blowings and more on this weeks exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:01:15:22

Final Destination 3 (2006)

3/28/2020
Michaela has a premonition of bad things to come after watching Final Destination 3 (2006), aka the one with the rollercoaster. Mary Elizabeth Winstead suffers survivors guilt after her friends are killed and then tries to save the rest from the machinations of Death itself. Listen as we explore death by tanning bed, the therapy of yelling at bears, Choose Your Own Adventure DVDs, and the legacy of the entire Final Destination series on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy...

Duration:01:23:36

Alone in the Dark (1982)

3/21/2020
Holly is lured in by the promise of watching Donald Pleasance, Jack Palance and Martin Landau together in a slasher movie with Alone in the Dark (1982). During a citywide blackout, a quartet of psychos escape from a mental hospital and lay siege to the home of their therapist. Listen as we contemplate bizarre dream sequences, punks against nuclear power, and Jack Palance's lung capacity on this week's exciting show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:21:32

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

3/14/2020
Sean wonders if 10 years may have softened the pain of witnessing 2010's A Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Once upon a time, Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes set about to remake every sacred horror movie classic, this time casting Oscar-nominee Jackie Earl Haley as pederast child killer-turned-dream demon Fred Krueger. Listen as we heap scorn at the feet of creatively bankrupt Hollywood money men and ultimately drown in a pit of despair on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:01:32:30

Popcorn (1991)

3/7/2020
Colin says you'll "buy a bag, go home in a box" of Popcorn (1991), a slasher film set in a movie theater where lovingly-crafted throwbacks to William Castle-style 50's "gimmick" movies play on screen during an all-night horror movie marathon. Listen as we recount uncomfortable 4D movie theater experiences, explore death by mosquito proboscis, and encounter the terror of crusty corpuscles on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:21:18

Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)

2/29/2020
Michaela couldn't wait for Sean to get around to showing us his brand new Blu-ray of Tammy and the T-Rex: The Gore Cut (1994), a new version of a video store staple which reinstates a bunch of bloody sequences into formerly "family-friendly" sci-fi comedy. Denise Richards stars as a cheerleader who's jock boyfriend (pre-Fast and the Furious Paul Walker) is killed by bullies and his brain transplanted into an animatronic T-Rex. Listen as we marvel at girl-robot romance, mad scientists,...

Duration:01:20:05